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Continual Program Crashes


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At least 8-10 times a day I get the message: " Program Blahblah has encountered a problem and needs to close.We are sorry for the inconvenience . You may lose any data you were working on. Please tell Microsoft. Send/Don't send" It seems to occur mainly to programs running in the background (like Peer Guardian) though just now Windows Explorer fell over. I am running firewall, anti-virus, spyblockers etc. My system is: E6700 C2D, Gigabyte P965 DQ6 mobo, 2G Corsair DDR2 800, 7950GX2 1G, WD320 HDD XP Pro and its less than 6 weeks old. Any ideas as to what area I should be investigating would be much appreciated
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was this an OEM or self-built PC?

right-click "My computer" and go to properites. if the letters OEM appear it's an oem system, please reply

Edited by DSMaster, 15 November 2006 - 02:02 PM.

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IT's an OEM
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That's what I thought..

Run a defrag, that should solve your issue. (Right-click C> Tools> defrag now> defragment) then just let it go, restart and you should be fine
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Thanks for the reply. I defragged about a week ago but I'll give it another go. Let you know.
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did you also do a disc check? you should run that as well
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Am in the middle of one
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dics check reboots your pc. so I guess I'll assume you're using 2 lol
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Good guess.Your psychic, mate
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lmao. well, i only have 1 pc, so I would have been out for 40 mins if it was me lol
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Ok. So I've disk cleaned, disk defragged, rebooted and checked for disk errors, ran a memeory test,walked the dog, dug the goannas out from under some hail come home and guess what? Much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Within the first hour 2 different programs fell over. D'oh! And as I type, another one bites the dust.
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ok then it probably an incorrect file. "Start > run > SFC /scannow" should do something worthwhile
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Thanks again for the response. I ran what you suggested and Windows asked me to insert the Xp disc. Currently I am waiting while Windows verifies that all protected files are intact and in their original versions (at what ,I might say, is a somewhat majestic but glacial pace).
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Ok. That finished with no further response or action required so am I to take it that everything is ridgy didge?
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Everything should be fine now. if there are any other problems about the same issue, or any other issue, do post and all of us here will see what we can tell you
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